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How do I add closed captions or live transcription to a Zoom meeting?

During a Zoom meeting, the host can manually type closed captions for the other participants. The host can also designate another meeting attendee to type closed captions, or enable live, automated captions that are generated as participants speak.

For more information about Zoom captioning and live transcription, see the Zoom help files: Getting Started with Closed Captioning.

Enable captioning and live transcription

Log into your Tufts Zoom account.

Go to https://tufts.zoom.us and select "Sign in."

In the navigation panel, select Settings.

Select the Meeting tab.

Scroll down to Closed Captioning.

Closed captioning is enabled on all Tufts Zoom meetings by default.

Check the box to Enable live transcription... and click Save.

This will enable captioning and live transcription tools for any meeting you host. You will still have to manually start captions or transcription in the meeting itself.

Start captioning or transcription in a meeting you are hosting

Select Live Transcript at the bottom of the meeting window.

Choose how the meeting will be captioned.

  • To assign captioning responsibilities to someone else in the meeting, select Assign a participant to type.
  • To type captions yourself, select I will type.
  • To enable a live, automatically generated transcript, select Enable Auto-Transcription.

For more information about Zoom captioning and live transcription, see the Zoom help files: Getting Started with Closed Captioning.